In Denver, a 0% loan is helping Re:Vision launch the city’s first grocery store that is owned and operated by a community living in a food desert.


Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

A new way for us Coloradans to take a little of our money out of financial institutions and abstract securities, and put it to work here, in things we understand, near where we live, starting with food.

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Since 2010, over $57 million has been invested in more than 632 local and organic food enterprises through our network. This is the Slow Money movement. In 2015, we launched the 2Forks Club in Carbondale. In 2017, we’re getting ready to launch SOIL — Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally.

SOIL will aggregate charitable contributions of all sizes and then make 0% loans to small food enterprises. Over time, as loans are repaid, new loans made, and new contributions received, SOIL can grow into a significant resource in support of local food systems in Colorado. A key feature of SOIL is: one person, one vote, whether you contribute $100 or $1,000.

If you would like to speak to a member of the Slow Money team about SOIL, call Woody Tasch at (720) 515-3560.

In Boulder, Taber received a 0% loan so she could organize a coop for small goat dairy producers on the Front Range.

Mountain Flower Goat Dairy
Don and Daphne

In Paonia, a 0% loan enabled Daphne and Don to purchase a used refrigerated truck, which has allowed them to triple the number of florists they reach with deliveries of their organic flowers.

Launch Committee

Brian Coppom

Brian Coppom

Boulder County Farmers’ Market

Amy Divine

Amy Divine

Local investor

Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch

Founder, Slow Money Institute

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Over the next few months, we will update this page as events dictate and as the launch unfolds.